Now through September 19th, work from illustrators around Arizona can be seen at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Gallery viewing is free. IKEA has set up little tables and chairs, and kids can make their own little homemade picture books.
My family and I went to the opening on Saturday, July 18th. I enjoyed getting to meet Tanja Bauerle in person — she is the illustrator for the Wright on Time books. While all the illustrators were great, Tanja was the star of the show! Her work is fantastic. She was showing off her full color painted illustrations for the real life story about two puppies found at the Grand Canyon — a cute picture book called The Adventures of Salt and Soap at Grand Canyon written by Lori Rome.
Check out this article in The Arizona Republic: “Gilbert illustrator’s art on display in Tempe” for more information about Tanja and the illustrator show.
Here is a photo of Tanja and Lisa meeting for the first time: